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Ultra low carb

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After eating with abandon for almost 4 weeks, I'm back on ultra low carb. Specifically Carb Night solution. In this program, I eat ultra low carb for a few days, then have a really high carb night. Then back to ultra low carb for a few days. Some trainers call this carb cycling, whatever it is called I like it. It is not that difficult to eat ultra low carb for a few days, especially when I know that I get a carb night. I really like it. The problem, and there are a couple, is that the adjustment period can be absolutely brutal. I'm on Day 3 of the adjustment period and I woke up with a headache. Yuck. It happens as your body switches from carb burning to fat burning. I'm hoping, since I wasn't off that long, that it will not be as bad as the first time. Yesterday though, I was like the energizer bunny. I started in the morning rearranging the bedroom and I did not stop all day. I would sit down to take a break and five minutes later but up doing something else I thou…

Decorating

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This is my new dresser. I'm very excited about it. It's an Ikea. We don't have Ikea here in Hawaii, so the fact that I managed to snag an Ikea dresser is awesome. It was not put together, so I did that. Anyway, this is part of a long, long story. I will try to make it as short as possible.

When we lived on the ranch, I basically became very depressed. I gave up trying to make things look nice and just went with what was there. I pretty much let Hubby do whatever, and while I love my husband, he should not be in charge of decorating. Plus he's a borderline hoarder. After we left the ranch, I got a little better and paid some attention to the home decoration but still, not a lot. I was happy to just have whatever and wasn't too picky about it. Since we have bought the house, that has been changing. Slowly. I want things to be nice, as nice as possible with 3 big dogs. I have a nice couch that I keep covered to keep it nice. I got a nice dining set. We did the kitc…

Pain free

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I have taken the last 4 days off from Crossfit and as much as I hate to admit it, my knee feels awesome. I forgot my brace today and I didn't need it all day. I can walk down stairs unassisted. It still is a little painful to walk upstairs, but not as bad as it was. I was planning on taking the month of May off from Crossfit, but now I'm wondering if I should just stop now. I really does feel good. Hmmm...not sure what to do. I was planning on going for the rest of this month and then taking May off, but now......well, maybe I'll just take the week off and then see what happens.

What I do know is that I need to get my eating in check. I have not been going crazy, but I'm eating things I don't normally eat. Like rice. And bread 2 nights in a row. And lasagna. And desserts. I need to stop the desserts. So I'm going to work on that. I also need to do my PT exercises. I haven't worked them into the routine yet, so I keep forgetting to do them.

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It was a good day

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I always hear Flo from Progressive singing that.....Anyway, yesterday was good. Things went well. I kept my promises to myself, all except the treadmill walk. I did not keep that promise because I started a project that took up most of my time. Since the point of walking on the treadmill was to keep busy and not nap and since my project accomplished that, I consider it a promise kept. So yesterday was a good day and I am happy.

Today was also pretty good. Again, I did not do something I planned on doing, but I did do something else equally important so it is a wash in my book. It is amazing how success builds on success. Once I got control of one small area of my life, all the other things started to fall into place. I love that. It's weird too because when I feel that I don't have control, I feel like I don't know what to do or where to start. For example, my classes. When I feel like I have no control, I have such a difficult time doing my assignments. I would struggle…

Today will be........

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Awesome, amazing, fantastic, productive, etc......... I have some new found knowledge and understanding and I plan to use it....Today.... I am going to make a couple of promises to myself, not too many, and I am going to follow through on them and I am going to empower myself. My promises are as follows:

Complete two class assignmentsDo laundryVacuum/Sweep/Mop the floorsIron my clothes for the weekLook at some breakfast casserole recipes for something different for breakfastDo my PT exercisesWalk on the treadmill for at least 30 minutes while I read or do something I think that will do. Not too much, definitely things I had planned, but I need to build my promise muscle. 
In other, seemingly unrelated, news...I have made a discovery that I'm pretty sure is new to me or that I've never made the complete connection. Sugar makes me tired. And not just a little tired, but a full blown exhaustion, I need to lie down right now because I can no longer hold myself up, tired. I have…